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Record Number: 25584


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I like immensely your verse in the last E[nglish R[eview]. The second piece for choice but as a matter of fact I like best the one I am reading at the time.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

5 Jun 1909

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Aldington, Nr Hythe
county: Kent
specific address: Forehead

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Joseph Conrad

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Dec 1857

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Master mariner and author

Religion:

originally Polish Catholic, by now agnostic/atheist

Country of Origin:

Poland

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Galsworthy

Title:

unspecified poem

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

English Review, June 1909

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

25584

Source:

Print

Author:

Joseph Conrad

Editor:

Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies

Title:

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1990

Vol:

4

Page:

239

Additional Comments:

Letter from Joseph Conrad to John Galsworthy dated 5 June 1909, Aldington.

Citation:

Joseph Conrad, Karl Frederick R. and Laurence Davies (ed.), The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad Volume 4 1908-1911 (Cambridge, 1990), 4, p. 239, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25584, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

See fn.2, p.239 of source text. There are, up until 1909, very few documented experiences of Conrad reading poetry.

   
   
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